Days out Dublin & Leinster

MAY 25th – AUG 25th

MAY

25th May

Biodiversity Week: Raven Haven Aviaries

To celebrate Biodiversity week, come and see some of our native birds of prey with our friends from Raven Haven.

castletown.ie

25th May

ASD-Friendly Sensory Story Time

Join Sharon Curran (MSEN, BA Mont Ed, Dip Hort) at Naas Library for a fun, interactive, sensory story time, tailored specially to meet the needs of children with ASD, and incorporating assistive technology and toys from the library’s TTT collection.

Kildare.ie

25th May

Féile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival

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Féile Nasc is Dublin’s new Summer outdoor folk and traditional music festival. It will take place in Marlay Park. Featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí agus Ré, Black Bank Folk, Steo Wall, Sisterix + much more.. Family ticket €70.

www.nasc.ie

25th May

Biophilia Guided Walk

Get outside and activate your senses on a journey around the beautiful gardens of Kilmacurragh! Find out how and why humans bond with the natural world the way we do, explore nature’s myriad gifts of physical health and mental wellbeing, and learn how we can share these benefits in our homes, gardens and communities to help us reconnect with natural rhythms and landscapes.

botanicgardens.ie

25th May

Summer Arts and Crafts for 5-8 year olds

Children will make a simple and colourful 3D rainbow paper craft and some fun paper bug rings they can wear home! Summer-themed paper crafts for 5-8 year olds in Maynooth Community Library.

Kildare.ie

25th – 26th May

Sharing the Planet

Did you know scientists estimate that we share our planet with an estimated 8.7 million species?! Join us for a fun weekend of activities exploring some of these species & how we share our planet.

www.dublinzoo.ie





26th May


Country Market & Craft Fair

The ever popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with music from St. Mary’s Band, Maynooth from 2pm.

castletown.ie

26th May

Tour of the Eileen Gray exhibition

Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)

Join a public tour of the Eileen Gray gallery, exploring one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century. No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.

www.museum.ie

26th May – Ongoing Sundays/Tuesdays

Biodiversity Week: Bee Event

As part of their ‘People for Bees’ programme, the Irish Wildlife Trust is delighted to be invited to the National Botanic Gardens for this wild bee monitoring and habitat creation workshop. Learn the basics of bumblebee identification as well as tips for pollinator-friendly actions you can take in your garden, through indoor and outdoor sessions.

botanicgardens.ie

26th May – Ongoing Sundays

Summer Kids’ Drop-by Activities

Kids, join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden! Each week we will have a different activity to help you to become an expert gardener. Sow your own vegetable and flower seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels or re-use everyday things to create your own piece of eco-art. Check out our Facebook page to find out the week’s activity in advance!

botanicgardens.ie

 29th May

Wildflower Walk

Join us on a short stroll in the lovely Clara Vale Nature Reserve to learn how to identify some of our native woodland flowers.

www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie

30th May

Bealtaine Festival 2019: Ode to the Dead Zoo

Merrion Street (Natural History)

Drop into a poetry morning upstairs in the Reading Area at the Dead Zoo and get inspiration from a Victorian collection of taxidermy, skeletons and fossils. Create a phrase and contribute to a group poem curated by Poet, Seán Hewitt. No booking required but there may be short waiting time. Not wheelchair accessible.

www.museum.ie

30th May – 3rd June

Bloom festival

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Bloom Garden Festival brought to you by Bord Bia, is back this year in the Phoenix Park Dublin – Ireland’s largest gardening, horticulture, food and family festival that attracts huge numbers of outdoor lovers and gardening enthusiasts. There will be tons of greats things for kids to do and lots of fun on the farm.  Kids Go FREE.

www.bloominthepark.com





31st May

Culture Club: Tour of Alison Lowry Exhibition with artist Alison Lowry

Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)

Artist Alison Lowry will give a tour of her exhibition, ‘[A]Dress’, and talk about her work processes and what inspires her practice. Booking required.

www.museum.ie

JUNE

1st  – 30th June

Cruinniu na nOg – Stop Motion Video Animation with Aoife Giles – Celbridge Library

(6-8yrs) Children should bring along a favourite object from home which will be brought to life in video animation!

www kildare.ie

1st  – 30th June

Seasonal Activity Sheet- Summer Sun!

Merrion Street (Natural History)

For some animals, it is warm all year long, depending on where they live – follow the Summer Sun trail to find out more! Copies of this activity sheet trail are available in the Reception Area and in the Irish Room. Don’t forget your pencil! Partially wheelchair accessible

www.museum.ie

June 1st

The Medieval Herbalist

Learn the secrets of herbs, their uses in food preparation, as luck charms, as well as their medicinal purposes.

www.dublinia.ie

June 1st – 23rd June

June Fest

This 4 week multidisciplinary festival will feature live music, theatre, cinema, visual arts, heritage food , community events and horse racing. Established in 2012 we are a committed local voluntary group striving to bring our town the best in Art, Theatre, Music and Family Entertainment.  

www.kildare.ie

2nd June

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Walk, jog or run together to achieve the 10km walk to achieve their own personal goals and raise money for charity.

www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie

4th -9th June

Carlow Arts Festival

The 40th Anniversary of Carlow Arts Festival hosting one of its best programmes. Feauturing children’s Island the beautiful island-themed wooden play universe for children of all ages, from 18 months up. Also featuring theatre, circus, pop-up performances and free family fun events which are a big focus this year with a range of eclectic and free family friendly events taking place.

www.carlowartsfestival.com

June 6th

Learn To Play Music Day

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try a range of instruments. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years.

www.draiocht.ie

June 8th  

Children’s Art Workshops

Budding Artists

Join our ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the attentive eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a closer look at the natural world all around them to inspire fun art-making activities. Suitable for 4 to 7 year olds.

Hardy Annuals

Why not join us for a guided discovery of the natural world where you can observe, engage, and be inspired by your surroundings. Participants in this art programme will be encouraged to use materials in fun and interesting ways while taking inspiration from the world of plants on show at Glasnevin. Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.

Booking Essential

www.botanicgardens.ie

9th June

The Irish Wolfhound Club Championship

The Irish Wolfhound Club Championship Show will take place in Castletown House and Parklands Castletown. You are invited to come and view these gentle giants as they compete for Best in Show

castletown.ie

9th June

Dublin Kite Fest

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North Bull Island Wildlife – Dublin Bay

The Dublin City Council event will provide a jam packed day of exhilarating fun for all the family in North Bull Island, Clontarf on Sunday 9th June 2019. The day boasts lively music, exciting games, kite making workshops and a kite flying competition!

www.dublinkitefestival.ie

13-16th June

Taste of Dublin

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Taste of Dublin returns to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from 13-16th June 2019. Four days of foodie heaven! Family: 2 Adults & 2 Children under 10 (Sat & Sun lunch only) € 46.00.

Dublin.tastefestivals.com

15th June

Ultimate Predators: Lions Versus Tigers

Merrion Street (Natural History)

Are you team lion or team tiger? Drop in to the Discovery Zone and compare the skulls of two large carnivores to investigate who would win in a fight between these ultimate predators! No booking required but there may be short waiting time. Wheelchair accessible.

15th June

Makey Makey Monster Faces with TEKCENTRAL (7-10yrs) – Celbridge Library – Cruinniu na nOg

Transform everyday items into touchpads using Makey Makey – an invention kit for all who enjoy art, engineer ing and everything in between.

Kildare.ie

15th June

Computing Coding Fun with TEKCENTRAL (8-12yrs) – Cruinniu na nOg – Celbridge Library

Create a Spirograph with Python – a friendly and easy to learn computer programming language!

kildare.ie

15th June

Cruinniú na nÓg Family Tour – Off the Cuff? Clothes through the Ages at the National Museum

Kildare Street (Archaeology)

Take this special tour of the Museum galleries to find out about clothes in the past! What did people make their clothes from hundreds of years ago? Can clothes tell us anything about the people who made and wore them? Uncover the answers to these questions and more and handle some of our replica artefacts relating to clothing on this special family tour. No booking required, places allocated on a first come served basis. Partially wheelchair accessible.

www.museum.ie

15th June

Cruinniú na nÓg: Art Workshop

Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)

What would happen if artefacts in the Museum came to life? Let your imagination go and develop your artistic skills in this fun workshop creating animations of Museum objects! Admission free, booking required. Art materials provided.

www.museum.ie

15th  – 16th June

Medieval Cookery

Meet our medieval Mistresses as they prepare and preserve foods from medieval Dublin. Using replica cookware and utensils, authentic recipes will be demonstrated and cooked. Find out what it meant to have a square meal, how important salt was and why you should keep an eye on the bread served to you. Step close and smell all the aromas of Dublin past.

bookings@dublinia.ie or  01 6794611

www.dublinia.ie

Cruinniú na nÓg

15th June

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To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg, this print-filled day will give you the opportunity to experience taster PrintLab (Creative Makers at the National Print Museum) workshops and live demonstrations of the collection by participants from “Making our Impression” Skills Transfer Programme at the Museum (supported by the Creative Ireland – National Creativity Fund), Aviva Stadium Community Fund and The Wild Apple Press)

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

info@nationalprintmuseum.ie

+353 1 660 3770

National Print Museum

15th June

Family Art Day: Create and Celebrate!

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg – Join our gallery artists for a very special Family Art Day to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg and launch our Children’s Gallery Guide! Just like a detective, follow the Rocketship to our First Floor Gallery, find and draw a masterpiece using the viewfinder!

www.draiocht.ie



June 15th  – Ongoing Saturdays

Pond Dipping

Explore the weird and wonderful diversity of insects and minibeasts living in and around the ponds at the National Botanic Gardens. Perfect your technique with guidance from the experts, and learn how to identify some amazing underwater creatures. Once you’ve discovered this hidden world, you’ll never look at ponds the same way again!

15th – 16th  June  

Medieval Cookery

Meet our medieval Mistresses as they prepare and preserve foods from medieval Dublin. Using replica cookware and utensils, authentic recipes will be demonstrated and cooked. Find out what it meant to have a square meal, how important salt was and why you should keep an eye on the bread served to you. Step close and smell all the aromas of Dublin past.

www.dublinia.ie






15th – 16th  June

Protect Our Planet with SSE Airtricity

We’ve teamed up with our sustainability partner SSE  Airtricity to bring you a fun family event, all about how you can help the environment. Become part of Generation Green and learn how to make small, everyday changes that will create a more sustainable Ireland for everyone.

ww.dublinzoo.ie

June 16th (Father’s Day)

Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

June 16th

HELL & BACK Junior

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Ireland’s Toughest Physical and Mental Endurance Challenge for Children, HELL & BACK Junior is a fun and exhilarating obstacle course mud run for primary school kids seeking the ultimate adventure!  

www.hellandback.ie

June 16th (Father’s Day)

Athy Showgrounds

Fun for all the family. FREE Kidzone and new to this years show the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Bounce Zone. Kildare’s Fittest Foursome (Obstacle competition), Clear Round Horse Jumping and Pony Classes! A must for all horse and pony enthusiasts, Dog show, World War display, Lego display in conjunction with Brick.ie, Craft and Home produce tent, indoor and outdoor trade stands, Bubble soccer, Cattle and Sheep displays, Vintage Tractors and so much more! It’s only €10 and accompanied children are FREE!

www.kildare.ie

18th June

Exploring Sound and Technology with Make Create Innovate

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Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’ – explore the relationship between sound and everyday materials and how conductivity can be used to make them interactive. This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with painting, then sound and finally yoga.

www.draiocht.ie

Dunlavin Arts Festival

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Wicklow

21st – 23rd June

Dunlavin Festival of Arts will feature the talents of local artists and artisans, whilst also presenting great family fun, live music and entertainment. Watch a live ceili, view 200  exhibitions open, Food stalls on the street and much more.

www.iomst.ie

22nd  June

Summer is Coming! Summer Solstice Tour

Kildare Street (Archaeology)

To celebrate the Summer Solstice, join in our special tour to discover how some archaeological monuments in Ireland, such as the Hill of Tara and ancient tombs are linked to celestial events. Take a close look at artefacts connected to solar symbols including the Bronze Age Lunulae and Sun Discs.Booking required, contact educationarch@musem.ie or call 01 6486332. Meet at the Reception. Wheelchair accessible.

www.museum.ie

23rd June

The Stoneybatter Festival at Collins Barracks

Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)

Join us on Sunday 23rd June in a family workshop with artist Seliena Coyle who will work with participants to make Pinhole Cameras and take photographs in and around the Museum. Admission free, booking required.

www.museum.ie

23rd June

Colour Dash

Colour Dash is the Irish Cancer Society’s 5km family fun run in Phoenix Park! Participants run, walk or jog as they are pelted by powdered paint. Each kilometre represents a different aspect of cancer – either a cancer that we need help in fighting against, or something to be celebrated. Children €5.

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www.cancer.ie

22nd to 30th June

Bike Week

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.

www.bikeweek.ie




22nd June


Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Pride and Prejudice

Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences for years and will be a joy to perform in the company’s 20th year of touring. Join friends and family for an evening of theatre beneath the stars, basking in the glow of this timeless classic.


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22nd – 23rd June

Wake Up with the Wolves

Witness the wolves as they take the first ventures into their newly redesigned habitat- Wolves in the Woods! Join us in the Zoo to celebrate the species with wolf-themed activities, games and keeper talks.

www.dublinzoo.ie

24th June

Monday 24 – Sunday 30

Irish Youth Dance Festival

Ireland’s longest running youth dance festival. This unique and hugely popular event will offer audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer, alongside International guests, masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities!

www.draiocht.ie

29th June

Lego Workshop with Bricks 4 Kidz

Summer is here – so let’s all head to a carnival! We will delve into the history and mechanics of some favourite amusement park rides by building Lego Technic model, of Ferris Wheels, Loop-de-Loop rides, Swing Boat rides or Merry-Go-Rounds. This engaging workshop will incorporate principles of physics, such as G-force, inertia and momentum.

chesterbeatty.ie

29th June

Bugs, Plants and Poo! The Science behind Viking Archaeology

Come and find out about some of the sciences behind our archaeology. Through the lens of a microscope the world of archaeobotany (plants), entomology (insects) and wood anatomy will show how Vikings and the people of medieval Dublin lived.

bookings@dublinia.ie or  01 6794611

www.dublinia.ie

29th June

En Garde Living History Re-enactment Group

Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)

En Garde living history re-enactment group strives to bring history to life for people of all ages and to learn in an interactive and friendly environment, promoting a greater understanding of the Irish soldier’s role in the wider European context. See En Garde display the various uniforms and accoutrements relating to the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s. Drop in, no booking required.

www.museum.ie

29th June

The Dead Zoo Tour

Merrion Street (Natural History)

Meet a Museum Educator and discover the science and stories behind the collections on display during this free public highlights tour of the Museum of Natural History. No booking required, places limited and allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Not wheelchair accessible.

www.museum.ie

29th – 30th June

Flavours of Fingal

The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a two-day event jam packed with events, combining the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience all taking place within the historic walled garden of Newbridge House and Farm, Newbridge Demense, Donabate, County Dublin.

www.flavoursoffingal.ie

30th June

Bird Watching Trail

Spot some of our featheredfriends as they prepare for a busy springtime ahead. Learn more about ournative birds under careful guidance from our expert birdwatcher.

www.dublinzoo.ie

30th June

Brilliant Brooches

Kildare Street (Archaeology)

View the famous ‘Tara’ Brooch of early Christian times, to brooches worn by Viking women, and even brooches given as love tokens in medieval times. See pins and brooches discovered in 2016 that are now displayed in the new ‘Dressed to Impress’ exhibit, then you can make your own brooch to take home! No booking required.

www.museum.ie

30th June

Country Market & Craft Fair

The ever popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with music from St. Mary’s Band, Maynooth from 2pm.

castletown.ie

30th June

Family Tour – An Introduction to Collins Barracks

Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)

Join an introductory tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum, taking in some of the highlights from the Museum’s military history or decorative arts exhibitions. Admission free, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.

www.museum.ie

JULY

 1 July – 16th August

Summer Camps

Killruddery Estate, Bray, Co Wicklow

The Alive Outside Kids Camp experience is all about the outdoors, fresh air and nature essentially it’s back to basics for your children!   So unless the rain is absolutely torrential, all outdoor activities will go ahead as planned in rain, hail or sunshine!

www.aliveoutside.ie

8th – 12 July

Summer Projects 2019 – Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay masterpiece, the workshop will culminate in an exhibition of work on the last day for all to enjoy.

www.draiocht.ie

11th July

Budding Botanists – Collecting and pressing flowers

Ever wondered how to preserve plants, or wanted to start your very own plant collection? Get great tips and discover how you can become a plant hunter! Join our guides on an expedition through the Botanic Gardens, identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your very own flower press, or create some beautiful botanical designs with our pre-dried plants! Admission Free. Booking essential

botanicgardens.ie

 July 6-12

Royal School of Needlework event

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is bringing its renowned tuition to Dublin for one special week this July.  Famous worldwide for its expertise and iconic embroidery projects, including The Duchess of Cambridge’swedding dress! The Royal School will be teaching six day classes from 6 – 12 July at The Constant Knitter on 88 Francis St, The Liberties, Dublin 8 and Irish Countrywomen’s Association,  Merrion rd Dublin 4.

www.royal-needlework.org.uk

13th – 14th July

Chimp Weekend

Dublin Zoo has been home to chimpanzees for over 100 years!  Come along to celebrate this endangered species, meet the current troop and find out how Dublin Zoo helps chimpanzees in Africa.

www.dublinzoo.ie

14th – 15th of July

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St Anne’s Park, Raheny

The festival is held in the beautiful surroundings of St Anne’s Park with its Rose Garden and scenic walks, and is a mix of music, market stalls, food vendors, and special treats such as living history displays, falconry and much more.

www.dublincity.ie

15th – 19th July

Summer Camps

Dublin Zoo’s week-long camps introduce children to the wild and wonderful world of animals and science. There will be a range of engaging activities to enjoy, all age appropriate and designed to appeal to many different learning styles.

www.dublinzoo.ie

17th July

The Vivid Foresight, Imaginary Science Characters (Part II)

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Join maker-in-residence Pantea Karimi for a week of workshops inspired by scientific manuscripts in the Chester Beatty. Learn how to prototype a medieval calculation gadget, recreate pages from scientific manuscripts, and discover the connection between science fiction characters and their ancient ancestors. Suitable for anyone interested in the progression of human imagination, curiosity, and exploration. Ages 12+.

chesterbeatty.ie

18th – 21 July

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The Festival of Curiosity

Playful Days & Curious Nights. Dublin’s International Festival of Science, Arts, Design & Technology.

www.festivalofcuriosity.ie

18th  July

Colour Four for 4-7 years

This workshop encourages creativity and self-expression through the creation of a word or shape, by the participating children, using letterpress and full colour printing.

To book this workshop, click the link below to purchase a place in our Museum online Shop.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

18 July

PrintLab Workshop for 8-12 years

During this workshop, children taking part will learn about and explore the basic principles of letterpress printing and discover how, through combining letterpress and new technologies with tinkering and making, they could express themselves in a fun and creative way!

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

info@nationalprintmuseum.ie

+353 1 660 3770

National Print Museum

20th July

Origami Workshop for Kids

Come and get creative with paper at our children’s origami workshop, and learn about the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Did you know ‘Ori’ means fold and ‘Kami’ means paper? Having mastered the basics of this elegant art, you can then transform a sheet of paper into something exciting like an animal, tree or flower. Materials supplied.

botanicgardens.ie

July 25th – Ongoing Thursday

Budding Botanists – Collecting and pressing flowers

Ever wondered how to preserve plants, or wanted to start your very own plant collection? Get great tips and discover how you can become a plant hunter! Join our guides on an expedition through the Botanic Gardens, identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your very own flower press, or create some beautiful botanical designs with our pre-dried plants!

botanicgardens.ie

27th – 28th July

Enjoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival this summer. Acts for the 2019 festival will be announced shortly! Enjoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th, 2019

 www.brayairdisplay.com

28th July

Bird Watching Trail

Spot some of our featheredfriends as they prepare for a busy springtime ahead. Learn more about ournative birds under careful guidance from our expert birdwatcher.

www.dublinzoo.ie

Spot some of our featheredfriends as they prepare for a busy springtime ahead. Learn more about ournative birds under careful guidance from our expert birdwatcher.

30th July

Fingerprint Fun! Drop-in family workshop

Learn how to use simple fingerprinting to create a whole range of fun characters and pictures! No advance booking required – a self-guided activity suitable for all the family!

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

AUGUST

1st August

PrintLab Workshop for Families

During this workshop, families will learn about and explore the basic principles of letterpress printing. They will discover how, through working together as a family and combining letterpress and new technologies with tinkering and making, they can collectively express themselves in a fun and creative way.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

2nd – 5th August  – August Bank Holiday weekend

Enniscorthy Rockin Food Festival

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The town will be jamming as FREE Live Outdoor music creates a fantastic energy around the town. The 2019 line-up features the best of both Irish and International Rock ‘n’ Roll talent. Dance it out by the Main Stage and dance floor, or delve into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Gig Trail.

www.rockinfoodfestival.ie

3rd – 4th August

Viking weaponry

Find out all about arms and armour in Ireland c. 795 – 1171.  A wide range of reproductions will be presented showing the equipment used in Viking Age Ireland including swords, shields, spears, bows, and axes, the skills and tactics of these shall also be discussed in detail.

www.dublinia.ie

3rd August

Origami Workshop for Kids

Come and get creative with paper at our children’s origami workshop, and learn about the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Did you know ‘Ori’ means fold and ‘Kami’ means paper? Having mastered the basics of this elegant art, you can then transform a sheet of paper into something exciting like an animal, tree or flower. Materials supplied.

botanicgardens.ie

3rd-4th  August

Beatyard

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Beatyard returns to it’s sunny playground in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Featuring a Kidsyard Curated by Dublin City Mum. Kids aged 15 and under must have a kid’s ticket & be accompanied by ticket holding adult 18+. Babies 0-2 go free.

www.the-beatyard.com

4th August

The Big Barrow Splash

Athy Dragon Boat Club are delighted to present its 3rd annual fun regatta and family day out on the river bank.  Enjoy a fun filled day of dragon boat racing, attractions, games for all the family.  We are calling local businesses, sports club or group of family & friends to take on the challenge of working as a team to paddle up the River Barrow, a great team bonding exercise.

www.kildare.ie

6th – 10th August

Children’s Art Camp

Come to the Gardens for a week of art! Children will be encouraged through a variety of fun art activities to observe, engage in and be inspired by their natural surroundings.

botanicgardens.ie

7-11 August

The Horse Show

A celebration of Ireland’s affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers.

www.dublinhorseshow.com

8th – 9th of August

Medieval Cookery

Meet our medieval Mistresses as they prepare and preserve foods from medieval Dublin. Using replica cookware and utensils, authentic recipes will be demonstrated and cooked. Find out what it meant to have a square meal, how important salt was and why you should keep an eye on the bread served to you. Step close and smell all the aromas of Dublin past.

www.dublinia.ie

10th – 11th August

Playstival by City Spectacular Festival

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Playstival is a two day festival taking place in Airfield Estate, dedicated to play and discovery, fun and excitement, great food and live music, and most of all family time together. Expect a live music stage with dance-worthy bands and DJs, a new world food market and a plethora of hands-on programming for toddlers to tweens as well as the grown-ups.

www.cityspectacular.com

10th August

Historical Walking Tours Of Dublin

Join us on a walking tour of Dublin and get an expert’s guide into the Viking and Medieval city! Starting and finishing at Dublinia, the tour will last approx 90 minutes.

www.dublinia.ie

10th & 17th August

Historical Walking Tours Of Dublin

Join us on a walking tour of Dublin and get an expert’s guide into the Viking and Medieval city! Starting and finishing at Dublinia, the tour will last approx 90 minutes. Happening on Saturday the 10th and 17th of August at 11.30am, please purchase your tickets at least 15 minutes beforehand. Includes entry to the Dublinia exhibition.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

11th August

Moynalty Steam Threshing 

Moynalty Steam Threshing is a community festival run by volunteers in aid of the community and many different charities.
An exhibition of Steam Threshing, Vintage Engines and Machinery.


www.moynaltysteamthreshing.ie


11th August

Rock ‘N’ Roll – Family Fun Run

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin is the most fun you’ll ever have running. Experience live music along the course and journey past some of Dublin’s most famous landmarks like St Stephen’s Green, Christ Church Cathedral and the famous Guinness Brewery. Afterwards enjoy our headliner at the finish festival concert.  Family Fun Run  – €10

www.runrocknroll.com

 17th – 25th August

National Heritage Week

 Hundreds of events and activities will take place throughout this week around the country, with many guided walks, lectures, historical re-enactments and art exhibitions in Leinster. Heritage Week encourages the conservation of our national parks, gardens, castles, historical houses, ancient burial sites and monastic settlements.

www.heritageweek.ie

17th – 25th August

Heritage Week

Join us this Heritage week for our Viking themed tour! Travel back to the city in Viking times, see what life was like aboard a Viking warship, visit a Viking house and take a trip down a Viking street.  See the weaponry and learn the skills of being a Viking warrior.

www.dublinia.ie

17th – 25th August

Totally Terrific Tomato Festival

National Botanic Gardens Will host the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival and share the remarkable story and sheer variety of this amazing fruit – last year’s festival featured a World Record 256 cultivars!

www.heritageweek.ie

17th – 25th August

Discover the Heart of Viking Dublin

Join us this Heritage week for our Viking themed tour! Travel back to the city in Viking times, see what life was like on board a Viking warship, visit a Viking house and take a trip down a Viking street.

www.heritageweek.ie

21th August

Wild Child Day: Seed Bombs

Get your hands messy in our Children’s Erasmus Education Garden on Wild Child Day! Come along to make your own seed bombs filled with Irish wildflower seeds – brilliant for encouraging bees, butterflies, birds, moths and other precious Irish pollinators into your own garden.

Botanicgardens.ie

22nd August

Tour of the Conservation Studios

Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)

During Heritage Week, get behind the scenes at the Museum and take a tour of the conservation studios. A great opportunity to meet Museum conservators to see and hear about the important work that they do for the conservation of objects in our collections and on exhibition. Booking Required.

www.museum.ie

23rd – 25th August

Dalkey Lobster Festival

Calling all seafood fanatics!

The festival is a unique fusion of incredible local seafood and the best of current global jazz musicians, making the Dalkey Lobster Festival a fantastic weekend for all the family with plenty to see, do and eat including lots of free events to take part in across the three days.

24th – 25th August

Protect Our Planet with SSE Airtricity

We’ve teamed up with our sustainability partner SSE  Airtricity to bring you a fun family event, all about how you can help the environment. Become part of Generation Green and learn how to make small, everyday changes that will create a more sustainable Ireland for everyone.

www.dublinzoo.ie

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